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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas DC10-30
Rates Reach Trough
With lease rentals having already fallen so far, there is little opportunity to fall further. The older widebodies may be among the least desirable of types but lessors cannot keep on lowering rentals to stimulate demand. Instead, sometimes there has to be acknowledgement that aircraft have to be simply parked.…

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November 23, 2009
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Potential Ryanair Order Likely to See Lesser Discounting
Any order for 200 aircraft is likely to see significant discounting but Ryanair is not likely to achieve the same degree of discounting that it secured in early 2002 when it placed a similar order with Boeing. Ryanair is still reportedly paying something like $35 million for B737-800s being delivered…

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October 26, 2009
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Older Widebodies At Scrap Levels
The fate of the older widebodies has been sealed for some time. Values have declined to scrap levels from which there is no expectation of a recovery. Unfortunately in this market, the older widebodies reached scrap levels much sooner than expected, never to recover. Against the backdrop of much more…

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October 26, 2009
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Say Goodbye
The combination of age, reliability and high fuel prices have continued to ensure that the DC10-30 has been displaced to the sidelines such that the passing of the type is imminent. The recent improved fortunes of the B767-300ER hark back to the late 1980s when the rapid expansion of the…

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October 26, 2009
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The DC10-30
Market Presence. The surprise is that there are still DC10-30s in service. Gone are such flag carrier names as British Airways, SAS, Sabena, Swissair, Lufthansa, MAS, Northwest, Thai. The operator base of the –30, a prime consideration when assessing current and future values, has declined between year-end 1990 and 2008…

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October 26, 2009
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Rates for Older Widebodies Continue to Fall
The move by airlines to dispose of older widebodies continues as greater use of newer and more efficient equipment is sought. The international sector is continuing to experience the severe difficulties in view of the loss of high yielding business traffic. There has been a clear need to both downsize…

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August 17, 2009
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Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Weak Demand Undermines Values of All Types There has been an appreciable change in the current and short term values of most aircraft types since the October 2008 issue due to the continuing difficulties of the financial markets and the recessionary effects of the global economy. The values were prepared…

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July 20, 2009
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Older Widebody Values Continue to Fall
With values having fallen so far already it is perhaps hard to imagine that there exists an opportunity for further falls to take place. Unfortunately in this market, the older widebodies are facing the prospect of reaching scrap levels much sooner than expected, never to recover. Against the backdrop of…

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July 6, 2009
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